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5.0 out of 5 stars Be aware
You certainly don't need me to tell you how good the Pearson Canal Companions have been over the years. Together with the Nicholson guides, (which are quite different, but complementary), they are standard essential reading for the waterways traveller.
A caution, however, for people buying the new editions. If you are replacing old for new you will find that there...
Published 14 months ago by pippin6

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3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok!
I felt that the writer had concentrated more on his own likes and dislikes, more than providing a guide to the areas that the visitor had never seen before. If you read the Leicester section of the Grand Union there is very little guidance to moorings and supply stops. I still think the books are brilliant, and I have most of them, but I feel that this edition lacks some...
Published 14 months ago by Norman Mcleod


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5.0 out of 5 stars Be aware, 31 Aug 2013
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You certainly don't need me to tell you how good the Pearson Canal Companions have been over the years. Together with the Nicholson guides, (which are quite different, but complementary), they are standard essential reading for the waterways traveller.
A caution, however, for people buying the new editions. If you are replacing old for new you will find that there have been some minor changes in the coverage of each guide compared with the previous editions, so before throwing your old editions out, check the maps on the inside cover to make sure you are not losing some waterway that you want to retain.
Otherwise all praise to everyone for the colour presentaion and text updating.
Personally, I liked the previous full-page colour photographs better than the 'fashionable' montage pages of several small photos, but that's purely a matter of taste. I realise it does give a wider, more thorough view to attract any potential waterway traveller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pearson Guidebook, 13 April 2014
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All Pearson guides are excellent and easy to follow. Would recommend to all who enjoy canal boating or just walking along the canals
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Canal Travellers Bible, 31 Mar 2014
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Like all the others in the series it is informative and easy to use. These are my standard canal companion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars just what i wanted, 10 Mar 2014
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these books are ideal if you want more than just where everything is, what shops and churches are available and some background information on locality. all done with a tongue in cheek which makes them fun to read. we own a hotel boat and these books are great for our guests to read and enjoy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential kit, 27 Oct 2013
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It's an excellent guide, essential if you are visiting a new area.and need to know all the local mooring spots and maybe above all the nearby pubs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok!, 18 Sep 2013
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I felt that the writer had concentrated more on his own likes and dislikes, more than providing a guide to the areas that the visitor had never seen before. If you read the Leicester section of the Grand Union there is very little guidance to moorings and supply stops. I still think the books are brilliant, and I have most of them, but I feel that this edition lacks some of the information of previous ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Nov 2014
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Helped us out immensely while on our latest trip
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 7 Sep 2014
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helped to make a great holiday
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Aug 2014
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These books are excellent .
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